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clerodendrum

[kleer-uh-den-druh m, kler-] /ˌklɪər əˈdɛn drəm, ˌklɛr-/
noun
1.
any of numerous tropical trees or shrubs of the genus Clerodendrum, having clusters of variously colored flowers.
Also, clerodendron
[kleer-uh-den-druh n, kler-] /ˌklɪər əˈdɛn drən, ˌklɛr-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
< Neo-Latin (Linnaeus), equivalent to Greek klēro- (combining form of klêros lot, chance) + déndron tree; allegedly so named in reference to the varying uses of its species, some being medicinal, some poisonous
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